Author Guidelines

Aim and editorial policy

1. R@U: Journal of the Postgraduate Program in Social Anthropology accepts the following types of contributions:

Original articles (up to 10,000 words).
Bibliographical essays (up to 4,400 words): critical reviews of single books or various books dealing with correlated subjects.
Bibliographical reviews (up to 1,600 words): short reviews of recent books.
2. One of the journal’s objectives is to become an instrument for encouraging intellectual debate on relevant themes in the field. Two kinds of contributions are intended for this purpose:
Annotated articles. With due permission from the author, the Editors may decide that an article should be published with comments by other professionals. The author will be guaranteed the right to respond to such comments in the same issue in which his/her article is published.
Thematic debates. The Editors, authors, reviewers, and readers may suggest themes to be debated in the journal. The themes will be submitted to specialists to expound their opinions.
3. Articles will be reviewed by the Editorial Committee (as to whether they fit the journal’s profile and editorial line) and ad hocreviewers (in relation to their content and academic quality). Both authors and reviewers will remain anonymous throughout the reviewing process.Presentation of originals
4. Contributions should be sent to the following email:
5. Articles should include an abstract of up to 250 words in English. Authors should also include their professional identification (institution, position, titles, main publications) and address for correspondence (including E-mail address if possible).
6. Footnotes should come at the end of the text and should not be simple bibliographical references. The latter must appear in the body of the text with the following forma
(author’s last name/space/year of publication/space/page number), as in the following example: (Wagley 1977: 160-162).
7. The bibliography in alphabetical order should come after the endnotes and follow the format used in the following examples (with particular attention to punctuation, spaces, use of italics, and capitalization):
SAHLINS, Marshall. 1985. Islands of History. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Article in an anthology
FERNANDES, Florestan. 1976. “Aspectos da Educação na Sociedade Tupinambá”. In: E. Schaden (org.), Leituras de Etnologia Brasileira. São Paulo: Cia. Editora Nacional. pp. 63-86.
Article in a journal
LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. 1988. “Exode sur Exode”. L’Homme, XXVIII(2-3):13-23.
Thesis and Dissertation
CROCKER, Cristopher. 1967. Social Organization of the Eastern Bororo. Ph.D. Dissertation, Harvard University.
8. Graphs, charts, and maps should be submitted on separate sheets, adequately numbered and entitled, have the due reference (when reproduced from some other source), and indicate where they are to be inserted in the text. They should be produced in such a way as to allow for direct reproduction.
9. Submission of articles implies ceding of the copyright to the journal, which reserves the right not to return original manuscripts.
10. For further information, consult the Editors at the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology through our e-mail address: